Upcoming PvP Tuning on Weekly Reset from September 19th

September 16, 2023

Blizzard announced various changes to a few Classes for the Player versus Player mode. These changes are increases to damage of Evoker, Affliction Warlocks and Elemental Shamans, as well as Discipline Priests and Restoration Shaman.

Upcoming PvP Class Tuning

With scheduled weekly maintenance (on September 19 in the US region), Blizzard intends to make the following tuning adjustments for Player versus Player activities.

Player versus Player

Evoker

  • Disintegrate damage increased by 33% in PvP combat (was 20%).
    • Developers’ notes: Devastation’s killing power outside of cooldowns is lower than we’d like, so we’re increasing Disintegrates damage further to help Devastation in PvP. In future patches, we would like to further expand on this effort and move damage out of Dragonrage and into other areas.

Priest

  • Discipline
    • Penance healing is increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 15%).

Shaman

  • Elemental
    • Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lava Burst by 45% (was 55%) and Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning by 50% (was 35%).
  • Restoration
    • Riptide healing is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
    • Healing Stream Totem healing is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).

Warlock

  • Affliction
    • Unstable Affliction’s backlash damage increased by 35%.

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